Friday, April 18, 2014

The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg


Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams.  His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O'Hare.  Together they'll go undercover to swindle and catch the world's most wanted - and untouchable - criminals.  

Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency.  Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public.  Nick and Kate must work under the radar - and against the clock - to devise a plan to steal the piece back.  Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate's dad.  

A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal.  But it'll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty's priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O'Hare. 

Ok, I'm really enjoying the Fox and O'Hare series.  It's new and different from the Plum Series (which I adore), but still has flavors of all the plum lovable elements.  In The Chase, Kate and Nick find themselves taking on a dangerous and powerful foe.  Reuniting with characters from The Heist, the team sets out to con the biggest con artist - a politician.  Hilarity ensues.

I liken The Chase to White Collar and I could easily picture Matthew Bomer's wicked smile when Nick is being wicked, and he's wicked a lot.  With fast-paced action and a truly colorful cast of characters, you will love The Chase.


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